Fire Codes Permits and Inspections

We work in partnership with businesses, building owners and managers to ensure the safety of employees, customers and members of the public.


Alarm systems

Alarm Systems Bylaw #3716 helps to reduce the number of times emergency services are dispatched to false alarms.

Many systems are prone to false alarms, which prompt the immediate dispatch of police and/or fire resources.

The bylaw includes information about registering alarm systems and outlines penalties for repeated false alarms.

Alarm systems must be registered prior to being activated.

Codes and standards

The Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code are available for viewing at:

Fire Station #2

1303 Trans Canada Way SE

Medicine Hat Public Library

414 1 Street SE

Construction site fire safety plan template

Before the start of construction, alteration or demolition, a fire safety plan must be prepared for the site and be approved by Medicine Hat Fire & Emergency Services.

Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods permit application form

Fire inspection

Fire watch

Fire watch describes a dedicated person, or persons, whose sole responsibility is to look for fires within an established area. This could be a responsible occupant, employee or contracted security guard.

Fireworks and pyrotechnics

Fireworks and pyrotechnics permit application form

Open air burning

Open air burning permit application form 

Property search request

Property search request application form

Rental properties

Special events (Fire Services)

Special Event Guidelines - what you need to know

Special events permit application form